Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our Week Ending 10/2/2008

We had a fun-filled, busy week!

On Saturday, we went to JapanFest. So. Much. Fun. After spending the better part of two weeks studying Japan, and armed with her lap book, Casey was well-equipped for the festival celebrating Japanese culture. We saw Sumo wrestling, ceremonial archery, a tea ceremony, and a very entertaining Japanese band called Sinatra. We also made kites, bought Japanese snacks (candy, crackers), and saw some gorgeous flower arrangements. In exchange for some of the squares she had earned, Casey got a kokeshi doll (actually, the one she got isn't made of wood). I did learn one very important thing while there: I am not a fan of Japanese cuisine.

We also covered the basics: Saxon Math (for both Casey and Will), Language Arts (spelling, Ordinary Parent's Guide..., First Language Lessons, English for Young Catholics - all for Casey), continuing to read The Odyssey to the kids, religion, and Get Ready for the Code (for Will).

Sadly, Casey was sick this morning, but fortunately, Daddy was able to stay home with her. (I had to go to a temporary custody hearing - that turned out quite well for my client!) She bounced right back around mid-morning - you know how kids are!

Also, did you know homeschoolers can sign up for Pizza Hut's Book It program? We got our materials this week. Casey has to read a book of my choice within a month and she gets a free personal pan pizza. If you're interested, you can sign up here! This month, Casey is reading Stuart Little - tonight, while going to bed she asked me if she'll get her pizza if she reads the whole book tomorrow! BTW, I'm also reading it - it's fun bonding time while we each read our own copies of Stuart Little, bundled up on the sofa together and little brother and sister are napping.

All in all, a productive week, but now I'm ready to get back to our normal routine - and get back into history!


Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun!!!!'

Thanks for sharing your pics

trying4two99 said...

i wouldn't be able to eat ANY of that food because of my allergies. Glad to hear you had fun.. Our group needs to get going on activities! Its October already!

Paige said...

Looks like you had fun! Thanks for sharing your week.

Chucki the Parrothead said...

What a great experience. I enjoyed reading about your week.

Rhonda said...

It looks like a great week Angela! The JapanFest looks wonderful-we love trips like that.
I don't think I have ever had Japanese food. I love Chinese food though.
Sorry you've got a sick little one. We're just bouncing back from sickness.
I know what you mean about normal routines. As much as I enjoy taking them places, I really love just having a normal routine back in place.
~I hope you have a great week-end.

Lindsey said...

How lucky to for you to have Japanese Fest close to you when you finished studying it. Sounds exciting.

We do the Pizza Hut Book It program too. We also do one through Papa Murphy's. They give you bookmarkers and if you place stickers on squares (for each book read or however you choose to do it) then they can get a free personal pizza there too. Fun incentives for the kids.

Have a great weekend!

Paula said...

A Japan fest sounds like so much fun! What a memorable experience.

Robin said...

The japanfest sounds like it was a lot of fun. Would like to do that sometime.

Have a good weekend.

Robin of mytwoblessings

Shawon said...

Love your space here! Looks like you had a great week. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

I see we both love Nikowa's blog. Just stopping by to say "Hi"!


Sherri said...

That festival looks like so much fun! We would have all loved that...even the food :)!
I love seeing all of the new stuff you are all doing. Keep up the good work!